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The Gods are Bastards by D. D. Webb

Wizards, elves and cowboys

It was a land of sword and sorcery, knights and castles, adventure and heroics . . . but that was a thousand years ago. The Gods are Bastards brings high fantasy forward into the Industrial Revolution, to a more complicated and more cynical era. In the world of Tiraas, an ancient Church is making its final grab for ultimate power, an upstart young . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Grimoire Black by Adam C. MacDonald

Magic. Adventure. Cats. And the hunt for a book which can end the world.

The civil war has ended and the rebellion defeated, but as the Island Empire begins to rebuild, the hunt for a legendary manuscript threatens to tear it apart once more. Woven together by fate and chance, a group of strangers find their personal battles have a wider impact than they ever imagined. An assassin fights to protect her wife, . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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That’s So Wizard by Erik McKinnon

Hell isn’t so bad once you get used to it, but not everything for a wizard is sparkles and unicorns.

It’s the 21st century. A wizard can use a smart phone, as well as perform outstanding feats one could hardly imagine. Eldrian is a clever young man aspiring to be the greatest wizard he can be, while also hiding from those who seek to catch or kill those like him. Him and Kevin must unite a band of colourful characters—some . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Human Element by Lynne Kingham

In a war of gods and monsters, a hero's hope lies in the human element

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. –Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare Since the 1980s, the Delta Division has protected the people of Earth from the veil of secrecy. Nearly a hundred years later, and their efforts have been brought to light. Heroes come forth, bringing hope, unity . . .  And destruction. . . .

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Equilibrium by Excalionar

Peter V. Kastell is taken from the cycle of reincarnation and given a purpose. His purpose can be fulfilled in nearly any way he chooses. BUT His soul is damaged. And because of that, he will be disadvantaged in an unforeseen way. Thanks to a benevolent Goddess he will gain different advantages to compensate. Along the . . .

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A Dragon’s Curiosity by Chunwa

The world of Ator is ruled by the strong. Through the cultivation of mana and aura heroes emerge and legends are born every day in the battle of civilization against the wilderness. Humans, elves and other humanoid races band together to face the threat of monsters and beasts hiding in dark places. In the forest the child of the . . .

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Mud and Iron by Nars

A Military Fantasy Web Serial

When Colum Mason left his home and joined the army, he expected danger, excitement, and a chance to see the world beyond his little town. What he didn’t expect, what no one expected, was to be forced to face an enemy from out of legend, an enemy with powers beyond imagining, an enemy that posed a threat not just to . . .

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Down in the Dark Woods by Gavin Ough

Nathan Clood finds the body of a girl in the base of a dead oak tree and discovers she is actually a Wood Nymph who needs his help to take her to her people. Needless to say Nathan is quite skeptical but the Nymph, called Trewana, demonstrates some abilities he can’t deny like taking a piece of wood and . . .

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Gathering of the Gifts by Robert William Shmigelsky

The weight of Ages--in the hands of a temporal knight.

Seven godly gifts were bestowed on a world of light destined to be set on by darkness. When a famed sorceress-clairvoyant dreams up the memories she has of her daring captain, freeing him from his temporal prison, it is up to him to gather them and trade seven godly gifts for one wish. . . .

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Kingdom of Etraus by J.L. V'Tar

Life can be rough in a broken world.

There are many tales to be told in, and this is just one. In a broken fantasy world, reclaimed by nature and overrun with beasts, normal people try to live their lives as best they can. When the mistakes of one person intertwine with the mistakes of another, things only get more complicated. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Elf Life by Carson Fire

Webcomic fantasy epic turned webfiction.

It’s just another day in the forest for the elves. The time-travelling elf hero has given up the heroing business, but it turns out that he’s made a lot of enemies over the eons . . . and they’ve got long memories. . . .

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Taint by Liv

A little girl is kidnapped from her family by unknown assailants, is imprisoned into a gigantic, endless cave filled with ravenous monsters, is infected by the monsters’ poisonous blood (that’s the ‘Taint’ from the title), and dies. Then, she gets angry. . . .

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Jan 12, 2016: A setting that uses and examines old fantasy ideas in ways that make them interesting again, a huge ensemble cast of fleshed-out characters and a complex plot that ties into both make this the best story I’ve read in a long while. It helps that it’s genuinely funny, too.

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